Aetna News

  • Rescue of an Injured Person Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder Co. of Newark was dispatched for an injured person on Friday evening, February 5.  The patient was reported to be in a wooded area off the 100 block of Red Mill Rd.The arriving ambulance was met by officers of the Newark Police Department who had been searching for the man.  The 41 year old male was found on the north side of the CSX Railroad, approximately 200 yards off of the roadway.  With the victim egress challenged and unable to ambulate, additional fire department resources were summoned.As EMT's from Aetna attended to the patient's medical needs, firefighters used chain saws to cut a path trough brier patches and woods to gain better ...
    Posted by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
  • Fraudulent Fundraising Calls to Support “Delaware Firefighters Foundation” Attorney General Matt Denn warns Delawareans to be wary of potentially unauthorized telephone solicitations involving the “Delaware Firefighters Foundation” supposedly on behalf of local fire companies and firefighters.The calls display a local (302) area code, and the callers request donations for the “Delaware Firefighters Foundation,” or they claim to be soliciting funds for “your local fire company” or “injured firefighters in your area,” without actually identifying the fire company or firefighters by name. There is no known charitable organization registered under “Delaware Firefighters Foundation” in Delaware or with the IRS Exempt Organization Division.“It’s sad that someone is trying to take advantage of the respect we have and support we want to provide to our Delaware firefighters,” said ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2016, 1:19 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
  • Slow Down. Buckle Up. STATE OF DELAWAREOFFICE OF HIGHWAY Newsletter Article                                                               February 2016 Slow Down. Buckle Up.  The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) is once again reminding motorists to drive safe.  The roadway can be dangerous for drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists.  Save a life by slowing down and buckling up while travelling on Delaware roadways.Did you know that Delaware crash data for this past year suggests that speed and lack of seat belt use are major contributors in the number of fatalities on the roadways?  And fatality numbers are up from 2014.  Speed was a contributing factor in over one third of crashes.  In addition, more than half of those killed last year were not ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2016, 1:16 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
  • Winter Fire Safety Let's put a freeze on winter fires!U.S. Fire Administration sent this bulletin at 01/12/2016 09:28 AM ESTPeople are at greater risk of a home fire in the winter season. You can help prevent winter weather-related home fires in your community by sharing these safety tips, social media messages, and public service announcements. Winter is just beginning, but we have already experienced winter storms that have left homes and businesses without electricity; leaving us to find alternate ways to heat our homes. Whenever we use alternate heating methods we increase the risk of having a home fire or exposing ourselves to dangerous carbon monoxide.Winter Fire Safety PSASpace heaters cause one-third ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2016, 9:13 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
  • Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment On January 11, 2016, just before 8pm, Aetna along with NCC*EMS Medic 6 were dispatched to Otts Chapel Road and Oklahoma State Drive for a motor vehicle collision with entrapment. Responding units arrived to find one patient trapped as well as a second priority patient. The entrapped patient was quickly extricated and two patients were transported to Christiana hospital (one by ambulance and one by DSP helicopter Trooper 4) for treatment. Assistant Chief Pedicone had Newark Command and the Delaware State Police are handing the investigation.
    Posted Jan 14, 2016, 9:08 AM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B
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2015 Statistics

Jan178 724
 May  196 704
June 189713

MonthWorking AlarmsEntrapments
 May       0           0
Aug     1     0
    Dec 1          
Total 1521

Annual Statistics